Sunday, 15 January 2012

One Quiet Sunday=a Hand Crocheted Bowl

When I went to Iceland, we visited a town called Vik (a hamlet by English standards). One of the shops there had a splendid selection of Icelandic wools. Prices are very high in Iceland so I picked up a ball of marbled red wool without much hope-to be pleasantly surprised. Indeed, wool is one thing, perhaps the only thing actually, which I found to be cheaper than home in England. I bought three lovely fuzzy balls home with me.
The wool is a little on the rough and scratchy side so plans to make gloves were abandoned until I had a flash of inspiration. I decided the durability, though not suited to garments, would make a nice storage bowl.
I made the pattern (and actually bothered to transcribe for once!) as I crocheted along.
I crocheted a basic flat circle:
Chain 3, 6 dc in centre
2 dc in each (12)
*1 dc in next, 2 dc in next* to end
*1 dc in next 2, 2 dc in next* to end
*1 dc in next 3, 2 dc in next * to end
Continue pattern until *1 dc in next 14, 2 dc in next*
I changed to cream yarn to mark the end of the flat section (dc in back post) and then just crocheted the sides until I sadly ran out of yarn.
I worked the edge in cream as follows :
*dc in next 4 stitches, 6 ht in next stitch* to end.
It's the first time I've tried an edging so I was quite excited that it worked out ok.
I've transferred my collection of homeless ribbons into it.


  1. Vík? As in Vík on the south coast of Iceland, near Dyrhólaey? That's where I lived when I was working in Iceland! I'm fairly certain that I've even been in that shop you mention.

    The basket is really nice. :)

    1. The very same place :) you have no idea how envious I am that you lived there. Dyrhólaey is my favourite place in Iceland. I will never forgot the rocks and the beautiful angry sea. I tried to take photos but I gave up trying to get any good ones. Some places refuse to be photographed. I wish I had my laptop so I could look through my Iceland photos. I'm feeling all nostalgic now.

      Thank you :)I have just one ball of Icelandic wool left and I want to make something special with it. So far inspiration has been elusive :/